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Amish Raisin Cookies

I found this recipe for a chewy raisin cookie in one of the many Amish cookbooks I own. I haven't seen it duplicated anywhere else. —Marcia Wagner, Berrien Springs, Michigan
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + cooling Bake: 10 min./batch
  • Makes
    6 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup water
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Directions

  • In a small saucepan, combine raisins and water. Bring to a boil; cook until liquid is reduced to 1/2 cup. Set aside to cool.
  • In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in raisins with liquid.
  • Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes or until the surface cracks. Remove to wire racks to cool.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 132 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 100mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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